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Fujifilm FinePix S5200 / S5600 Zoom

By dpreview staff on Jul 29, 2005 at 08:22 GMT

Fujifilm has today announced the third incarnation of its S series, the FinePix S5200 Zoom (US) S5600 Zoom (Europe). The 5.1 megapixel mini SLR-style camera boasts a 10x optical zoom and Anti Blur mode which is, Fujifilm says, more effective than image stabilization, ISO up to 1600 and a 5th generation of Super CCD HR sensor. It also offers full manual control, VGA movie mode and RAW image capture. The FinePix S5200 will be available in September.

  • European name: Fujifilm FinePix S5600 Zoom

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Fujifilm FinePix S5200 Zoom: evolution of a bestseller

Fujifilm FinePix S5200 Zoom

Powerful zoom camera improves on successful Fujifilm formula with Anti-Blur Mode and lightning fast response times

Fujifilm today announces the launch of the FinePix S5200 Zoom, the third generation of its powerful, mini SLR-style digital cameras with long zoom lens. Packed with features, including 10x optical zoom and Anti-Blur Mode, the FinePix S5200 Zoom is an impressive reworking of its popular predecessors.

Beneath its robust body lie the sensor enhancements that make the FinePix S5200 Zoom punch above its weight. Boasting a new 5th Generation five megapixel Super CCD HR sensor and Fujifilm’s new Real Photo Technology, the FinePix S5200 Zoom has the power to capture large images with incredible clarity and detail in a range of lighting conditions.

Complete with an unrivalled sensitivity range from ISO 64 to ISO 1600, the camera makes it possible to achieve crisp photographs with minimal noise, even in very low light conditions. The Anti-Blur Mode, which exploits the camera’s exceptional ISO capabilities, reduces blurring caused by movement of the user, as well as movement blur caused by the subject, making it much more effective than image stabilisation technology alone.

The camera’s impressive 10x optical zoom has a fixed lens housing and covers all settings from wide to telephoto. It’s ideal for amateurs and photography enthusiasts alike who want optical power but don’t want to compromise with a heavyweight or bulky camera body. The fixed lens housing also ensures a lightning-fast start-up time and removes the risk of getting dust particles inside the lens or camera body.

The FinePix S5200 Zoom features a high-speed start up time of just 1.1 seconds and shutter lag has been minimised to 0.01 seconds. This, combined with a new automatic pop-up flash, means that you’ll never miss out on the action.

Moreover, the camera offers 30fps movie capability with monaural sound, making it the perfect choice for those wanting to create high quality home movies without the need to carry a camcorder.

FinePix S5200 Zoom features at a glance:

  • 5th Generation Super CCD HR sensor
  • 5.1 million effective pixels
  • 10x optical zoom
  • Real Photo Technology and ISO 64 – 1600 sensitivity range
  • Anti-Blur Mode to minimise blurring from photographer and subject
  • Highlight Warning function to alert users to overexposed areas of an image (in playback)
  • High quality video recording at VGA and 30fps
  • Rapid start-up time of 1.1 seconds and shutter lag of 0.01 seconds
  • Automatic pop-up flash
  • JPEG and RAW file format
  • Versatile manual functions including manual focus and exposure

Adrian Clarke, Fujifilm’s Director of Photo Products, commented, “We feel we’ve made just the right adjustments with the S5200 Zoom to build upon the huge success of its predecessors without compromising a winning formula. Real Photo Technology is helping to produce unrivalled images in all lighting conditions. We’re confident that users will see for themselves that we continue to raise the bar in sensor development.”

Availability & pricing
The FinePix S5200 Zoom will be available from UK retailers in September 2005. Pricing will be announced nearer to the date of retail launch.*

Fujifilm FinePix S5200 Zoom specifications

Fujifilm FinePix S5200 Zoom

Sensor

• 1/2.5" Type CCD
• 5.2 million pixels total
• 5.1 million effective pixels

Image sizes • 2592 x 1944 (5.0 million)
• 2736 x 1824 (3:2)
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480
Movie clips • 640 x 480 @ 30 fps
• 320 x 240 @ 30 fps
• With monaural sound
File formats

• Still: JPEG/RAW
• Movie: AVI Motion JPEG

Lens • 38 - 380 mm (35 mm equiv) 10x optical zoom
• F 3.2 - 3.5
Digital zoom Up to 4x in playback
Focus • Auto
• Manual
AF area modes • TTL contrast type
• AF center
• AF multi
• AF area
AF assist lamp Yes
Focus distance • Normal: 90 cm to infinity (high speed shooting 2m to infinity) (W) 2 m to infinity (high speed shooting 4m to infinity) (T)
• Macro: 3 - 10 cm (W) 3 - 90 cm (T)
• Telemacro: 1 cm to 1 m
Metering • TTL 256-zone metering Multi
• Spot
• Average
ISO sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 80
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
Exposure compensation • +/- 2 EV
• 1/3 EV steps
Shutter speed 30 - 1/4000 th sec
Aperture F3.2 – F8 (9 steps)
Modes • Aperture priority
• Shutter priority
• Manual
Scene modes • Auto
• Anti blur
• Natural light
• Night
• Portrait
• Landscape
White balance • Auto
• Fine
• Shade
• Fluorescent (daylight)
• Fluorescent (warm white)
• Fluorescent (cool white)
• Incandescent/Custom
Self timer 2 or 10 secs
Continuous shooting Yes
Image parameters B/W, Chrome, Standard
Flash

• Built-in pop-up flash
• Range: 30 cm - 4 m (W) 80 cm – 4m (T)
• Mode: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro

Viewfinder • EVF
• 115,000 pixels
LCD monitor • 1.8 " TFT LCD
• 115, 000 pixels
Connectivity • USB
• AV out
• NTSC/PAL
• DC in
Print compliance • PictBridge
• DPOF
Storage • xD-Picture Card
• 16 MB card supplied
Power • 4x AA battery alkalkine or NiMH
• Charger optional
Weight (no batt) 370 g (13.1 oz)
Dimensions 114 x 85 x 112 mm (4.4 x 3.3 x 4.4 in)

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